Madhur Bhandarkar keen to make films on Bengali literature

Madhur Bhandarkar keen to make films on Bengali literature Kolkata: Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar says he is keen to study Bengali literature in his upcoming films.

The `Chandni Bar` director appreciated the work of Bengali filmmakers, especially Ritwik Ghatak whose movies have inspired him a lot.

"I am a great admirer of Bengali sensibilities in different forms of art. So, it remains a possibility to make films on Bengali literary works," he said.

Bhandarkar, in town to attend a FICCI Ladies Organisation meet, though ruled out that possibility for his next two films whose subjects have been decided already.

"I have heard a lot about the present film on Ritwik`s life. I wish to catch up with the new "Meghe Dhaka Tara" whenever possible, here or in Mumbai," he said.

The director, who has made films like `Page 3`, `Traffic Signal` and `Fashion`, said he wants to stick to the kind of cinema he is familiar with.

"I want to stick to the type of cinema I am familiar with, hard-hitting which shows behind-the-scene facts. This is my forte."

Talking about how life has changed after directing critically acclaimed movie `Chandni Bar`, he said, "I visited over 60 bars for research into the subject and finally got hold of such voluminous inputs that many of them could not be referred or incorporated in `Chandni Bar`."

"After `Page 3`, many told me they had stopped attending Page 3 parties after watching the film. After `Corporate` you may remember how a campaign started and despite criticism from some quarters I stand by what I did. Shouldn`t we project the brutal truths in our films?," he added.

PTI